Ground covers, Herbs, Perennials
These Mediterranean natives spread rapidly by underground stems and can be quite invasive; to keep them in bounds, grow them in pots or boxes. Tough and unfussy, they grow almost anywhere but perform best with light, moist, medium-rich soil, regular water; and full sun or partial shade. Plants disappear in winter in colder part of range. Replant about every 3 years; propagate from runners.Mentha spicata
Grows to 1–3 ft. high. Dark green, toothed leaves are slightly smaller than those of M. x piperita. Leafy spikes of pale blue flowers. Use leaves fresh from the garden or dried, as flavoring for foods, cold drinks, and jelly.
Native to Eurasia and North Africa. Slender, branching, hairy-stemmed plant to 3 ft. tall and 1 ft. wi...
Rutabaga is a tasty turnip relative with large yellowish roots; its leaves are palatable only when ver...
Botanically speaking, violas, pansies, and almost all violets are perennials belonging to the genus